Test Background Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant and is indicated in the management of depressive illness and treating nocturnal enuresis in children. Side-effects include: arrhythmias and heart block, anxiety, dizziness, agitation, confusion, sleep disturbances, irritability and paraesthesia.
Clinical Indications Assessment of patient compliance Assessment of suspected toxicity
Reference Range See report
Sample Required SST (gold top), serum (red top) or heparin (green top)
Sample Volume 1 mL pre-dose trough sample
Turnaround Time Up to 6 weeks
Notes Not currently performed in house; this is a referred test.